These Are All of the Fox-Disney Movies Releasing In 2020 (And Beyond)
Disney likes to plan ahead — we mean, really far ahead. The company, which has been buying up its competitors with lightning speed over the past several years, is poised to (continue to) dominate the market when it comes to mass entertainment. In fact, with its recent purchase of 21st Century Fox (and its subsidiaries), nearly every major film release for the next few years will come from Walt Disney Studios, directly or indirectly. While there are a lot of “unknowns” in 2020 in beyond, here are the Fox-turned-Disney movies we do know are headed to theaters.
Underwater — Jan. 10, 2020
This action-adventure film is about what happens after an earthquake hits — you guessed it — underwater. It stars Kristen Stewart and Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist).
Untitled Kingsman movie — Feb. 14, 2020
Though still officially untitled, this is rumored to be a prequel to Kings:man: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and will be subtitled The Great Game. Numerous well-known actors are said to be starring in it, including Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton.
Call of the Wild — Feb. 21, 2020
As you may have guessed, this will be based on the famous Jack London novel. What you may not know is that it’s going to be live-action CGI film. Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, and Bradley Whitford star.
The New Mutants — April 30, 2020
If you haven’t heard about this upcoming X-Men installment, it’s because the movie has gone through drastic changes. It was filmed in 2017, and has been pushed back repeatedly, with reshoots done to make it have more of a horror feel. Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) star.
Free Guy — July 3, 2020
This movie sounds pretty unique, so we’re intrigued. Ryan Reynolds and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi star in this action comedy about a man who finds out he’s actually a video game character.
Bob’s Burgers — July 17, 2020
Fox animated TV series Bob’s Burgers is getting a full-length movie. The show, about a wacky family who owns a burger joint, is in its ninth season, so expect a pretty big audience to turn up for the film version.
Death on the Nile — Oct. 9, 2020
The 2017 mystery thriller Murder on the Orient Express was a big moneymaker for Fox, so they decided to bank on another Agatha Christie adaptation. Death on the Nile will see star (and director Kenneth Branagh reunite with Tom Bateman and add in some big names, including Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, and Letitia Wright (Black Panther).
Ron’s Gone Wrong — Nov. 6, 2020
This is the first of several in multi-film deal between Fox and Locksmith Animation, which, we would assume, will continue in via Disney. The animated flick is about a companion robot that has to learn what it is to be a friend to a young boy after malfunctioning.
West Side Story — Dec. 18, 2020
No surprise here: The 1961 classic that earned Rita Moreno an Oscar is being remade. Steven Spielberg is set to direct, and Moreno will return in some capacity. They’re joined by Ansel Elgort and several newcomers, all with dancing backgrounds.
Nimona — March 5, 2021
Comic writer and artist Noelle Stevenson, who created the Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, will now have her own work adapted for the screen. Nimona is a fantasy/sci-fi webcomic that started on, believe it or not, Tumblr. Little else is known at this time.
Avatar films — Dec. 17, 2021, Dec. 22, 2023, Dec. 19, 2025, Dec. 17, 2027
It’s been said before, but it bears repeating, for those who may have missed the announcement: James Cameron is really and truly making not one, not two, but four sequels to his record-breaking 2009 film Avatar. Now that Avengers: Endgame is poised to pass the original as the highest-grossing movie of all time, the pressure’s on for Cameron to top himself. Hey, at least Zoe Saldana is the winner in the end.